The Apple

The Apple


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The Apple

Unleashed just as the disco phenomenon had peaked and was slipping out of public favor, this one-of-a-kind pop musical is set in 1994, when a Mephistophelean entrepreneur named Mr. Boogalow (Vladek Sheybal) controls the international recording industry through the Worldvision Song Contest. Boogalow's wildly theatrical protégés, a decedent dance-pop group called Bim, seem a sure bet to walk off with the grand prize and worldwide fame, but at the last minute Alphie (George Gilmour) and Bibi (Catherine Mary Stewart), a folk duo from Canada, nearly steal their thunder with their song "Love, the Universal Melody." While Boogalow rigs a victory for Bim, he sees moneymaking potential in Alphie and Bibi and offers to sign them to a contract. Alphie, suspicious of Boogalow, declines, but Bibi leaps at the chance, and is soon remodeled into a stylish pop star while heart-broken Alphie throws in his lot with a gang of hippies living in the park. Bibi comes to regard fame and wealth as hollow and empty, but discovers walking away from Boogalow is easier said than done. Featuring an inarguably remarkable finale, The Apple was shot primarily in Germany, despite being set in the United States; while George Clinton is credited with writing lyrics for several of the original tunes, be advised it's not the same George Clinton who led Parliament and Funkadelic in the 1970s and '80s.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/27/2017
UPC: 0738329202194
Original Release: 1980
Rating: PG
Source: Lorber Films (Kino)
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 57,163

Special Features

Audio commentary with star Catherine Mary Stewart moderated by Nathaniel Thompson; On camera interview with star Catherine Mary Stewart; Original trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Catherine Stewart Bibi
George Gilmour Alphie
Joss Ackland Mr. Topps
Vladek Sheybal Boogalow
Grace Kennedy Pandi
Alan Love Dandi
Ray Shell Shake
George S. Clinton Joe
Michael Logan James
Leslie Meadows Ashley
Coby Recht Jean Louis
Iris Recht Domini
Derek Deadman Bulldog
Miriam Margolyes Landlady

Technical Credits
Menahem Golan Director,Producer,Screenwriter
George S. Clinton Songwriter
Yoram Globus Producer
David Gurfinkel Cinematographer
Alain Jakubowicz Editor
Hans Jurgen Kiebach Production Designer
Nigel Lythgoe Choreography
Coby Recht Score Composer,Original Story,Screenwriter
Iris Recht Score Composer,Songwriter,Original Story,Screenwriter
Ingrid Zore Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Apple
1. Chapter 1 [5:21]
2. Chapter 2 [5:00]
3. Chapter 3 [5:14]
4. Chapter 4 [4:01]
5. Chapter 5 [5:20]
6. Chapter 6 [4:55]
7. Chapter 7 [5:45]
8. Chapter 8 [6:07]
9. Chapter 9 [5:04]
10. Chapter 10 [5:52]
11. Chapter 11 [5:56]
12. Chapter 12 [9:59]
13. Chapter 13 [7:12]
14. Chapter 14 [8:51]
15. Chapter 15 [3:15]

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The Apple 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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RhymesOfGoodbye More than 1 year ago
Everyone must see this movie as it fails on so many levels, yet is totally entertaining. Bad acting, editing, filming, plot, and so forth. Looks like it was made on a budget of $20 a day. The script attempts to have depth, but it really doesn't reach its goal. So cute.

Fun if you like things that are so bad, it's good.